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Red Balloons Lesson 2

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by Chele Howell | Red Balloons

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Lesson #2

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Parents come next week!

What a FUN 2nd week we had! Your students are amazing!! They were so brave to come to class without their parent! We are looking forward to our grownups coming this next week. (*Reminder...if you can’t come, please send your child anyway. It would be ideal if you found a replacement, i.e. grandmas, grandpas, aunts, etc.)

Are you listening to the music LOTS?? If you haven't yet downloaded the app and begun listening to the music with your child, please do this TODAY!! When they come to class already familiar with the songs we're introducing, they are able to sing along, and feel much more connected during class! (If you need help downloading the app or logging in, PLEASE let me know!!)

PLEASE be sure that you are able to absorb all of this amazing curriculum by coming to class on time. My sign is on the door 5 minutes before class starts, which means I’m ready for you to come in!

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Hear How the Bells
We are teaching your student to hear harmony by using the singing part and combining it with the bell part. Singing solo doesn't develop the ear like singing with counter parts. The opposition to the melody trains the ear in beautiful ways! This song is the powerful beginning to singing in four part harmony!

Three Blind Mice
We are helping the kids to "audiate" a melody. Audiate means to hear music ‘inside’ when there is no sound actually present. We must be able to hear music first in our heads before we learn to sing in harmony, perform different rhythms, play the correct chords, compose a song, etc. It is a vital piece to our developing a complete musician!

Major Scales
This week we introduced the term “major scale.” We learned this term as we sang our DO RE MI song! The kids heard a major scale go up and down, which is just the beginning of understanding that every piece has a correlating key signature and scale. Music Theory 101 started today and it was accomplished through PLAY!

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Click HERE to read part 1 of the Master Ear-Training Tool! (http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/2015/07/shellesolfeg.html)

Refer a Friend
We still have just a few spaces left in our Monday 2:00 class, and it's not too late for someone to join! If you know any homeschoolers that might be interested in Let's Play Music, please let them know! And remember, for anyone that you invite who enrolls, you will receive $15 tuition credit!

"...We'll see you next week!"
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact me via call, text or email. Thanks!